Three senior Fishtown residents give music criticism a new, fresh face.
“I think, now more than ever, it’s to be entertaining,” says Brodzik. “People don’t need you to tell them whether or not a CD is worth buying anymore. They can just listen themselves.”
Type “Grizzly Bear Veckatimest review” into Google and you’ll get 462,000 results—millions of words and gallons of virtual ink spilled over a record most Americans don’t know exists and can’t pronounce. You might read three of them. And, really, none of them will be as entertaining as watching a 75-year-old man strain his face when it begins to play, only to ask a simple question: “Is this English?”
Episode 24 of Breakfast at Sulimay’s leads off with Able, Bailey and Walker sharing their views on Wilco (The Album) . The Chicago band’s latest effort has been described by Billboard as “gripping,” “giddy and goofy” by the Chicago Sun-Times and, um, “cunningly titled” by Spin .
Or, put another way, by Bailey: “This is their 11th release? They haven’t learned much.” ■